Festive Listings

Dec 24 2015 | By More

Sat 26 – Thurs 31 Dec 2016

All praise to the hard-working actors who don’t have Christmas holidays but make sure that the shows go on for our  pleasure.

The Brunton
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AA. Phone booking: 0131 665 2240
Sat 26 and Mon 28 -Thurs 31: 5pm (except Wed 30: 7pm)
Matinee: Mon 28-Thurs 31: 1pm. Run ends Sat 2 Jan 2016.
Richard Conlon and Mark McDonnell return as the Ugly Sisters in a classic take on Cinders written and directed by Mark Cox (Still Game’s Tam Mullen) and with design by the Brunton’s former artistic director, Robin Peoples.

Andrew Peasgood as the Prince with Sophie Martin as Cinderella in Christopher Hampson’s Cinderella. Photo by Andy Ross.

Andrew Peasgood as the Prince with Sophie Martin as Cinderella in Christopher Hampson’s Cinderella. Photo by Andy Ross.

Church Hill Theatre
33a Morningside Road, EH10 4DR
Sun 27: 11am, 3.30pm.
Mon 28: 7.30pm (sold out).
Edinburgh People’s Theatre’s classic tale of rags to riches, follows the story of Fairy Kindheart, a trainee fairy godmother given the task of uniting a young Prince with his true love. How hard can it be?
Read Æ’s review here: ✭✭✭✭✩ Charming.

Festival Theatre
13/29 Nicolson Street EH8 9FT. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Tue 29: 7.30pm; Wed 30: 2.30pm, 7.30pm; Thurs 31: 2.30pm.
Scottish Ballet bring the European premiere of artistic director Christopher Hampson’s Cinderella. Acclaimed New Zealand designer Tracy Grant Lord’s luxurious costumes and extravagant sets create a glittering fantasy world peopled with touching, funny and real characters to tell the classic tale.
Read Æ’s review here: ✭✭✭✭✩ Enchanting.

King’s Theatre
2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ. Phone booking: 0131 529 6000
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Run ends Sunday 17 Jan, 2016)
Sat 26, Mon 28-Wed 30: 2pm, 7pm
Sun 27, Thurs 31: 1pm, 5pm.
Edinburgh’s panto triumvirate of Allan Stewart, Grant Stott and Andy Gray return with their big sparkly production values and familiar old routines in a pantomime take on the Snow White story.
Read Æ’s review here: ✭✭✭✭✩ Comic spectacle.

Andy Gray, Grant Stott and Allan Stewart. Photo: Douglas Robertson

Andy Gray, Grant Stott and Allan Stewart. Photo: Douglas Robertson

Lyceum Theatre
Grindlay Street EH3 9AX. Phone booking: 0131 248 4848
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (Run ends Sunday 3 January 2016)
Sat 26, Mon 28 – Wed 30 Dec, Sat 2 Jan: 7pm
Matinee Sat 26 -Thu 31 Dec, Sat 2/Sun 3 Jan: 2pm
Theresa Heskins’ 2009 adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ classic novel about the four children who go through the wardrobe into Narnia and an epic battle between good and evil. Brought to the stage by director Andrew Panton and the team behind last year’s production of the BFG.
Read Æ’s review here: ✭✭✭✭✩ Charming.

Paradiso Spiegeltent
St Andrew Square. Box office: 0844 545 8252
Stick Man Live On Stage
Sun 27-Tue 28: 11am, 1.15pm, 3pm.
Scamp Theatre’s adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s hugely popular children’s book. Touching and funny this award-winning production features a trio of top actors and is packed full of puppetry, songs, live music and funky moves.
Read Æ’s review here: ✭✭✭✭✩ Cleverly engaging.
Circa: Beyond (Run ends Sunday 3 January)
Sat 26: 4.15pm; Sat 26-Wed 30: 7.30pm; Thurs 31: 6.30pm.
Acclaimed international circus company Circa make their Edinburgh’s Christmas debut, having wowed at Edinburgh’s Fringe. Get up close and personal with extraordinary circus performers: enter an intimate, red-curtained realm which is cabaret, zoo, asylum… and a stage.

18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014
Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Tuesday 15 November- Saturday 2 January)
Sat 26/Sun 27, Tue 29/Wed 30: 7.30pm
Matinee: Sat 26, Tue 29/Wed 30: 2.30pm.
The bus is back! Based on the hit movie, this is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship – and who end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of. Staring Jason Donovan with guest stars Gavin Mitchel and Karen Dunbar.
Read Æ’s review here: ✭✭✭✭✩ Glorious.



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